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Who uses Milorganite on their palms?

Posted by islandbreeze 6b MI (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 29, 11 at 23:41

Is it too harsh to use on palms? Can you over-do it and put too much? I want to speed up my in-ground windmill palms' growth, and just watering isn't doing the trick.


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RE: Who uses Milorganite on their palms?

Most palms tend to be very tolerant of fertilizer. I would try it. I give my Majesty palm lawn ferilizer by the handfull on a weekly basis and it only grows faster.


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RE: Who uses Milorganite on their palms?

Aside from mail ordering expensive palm - specific palm fertilizers, is there something I can get at a garden center (HD or Lowes, etc ) for my hardy palms? Would a Miracle Grow type product help, hurt or no effect?


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RE: Who uses Milorganite on their palms?

I personally use 3 products on all my palms

miracle grow slow release 10-10-10 (any slow release 10-10-10 is good)

On fast growing palms that can tolerate it and cycads I use
27-2-1 (i think) lawn fertilizer (without added pesticides or weed killers)

I also give all my palms epson salt. It keeps them dark green and provided them with magnesium.


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RE: Who uses Milorganite on their palms?

How much Epsom salt? Frequency?


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RE: Who uses Milorganite on their palms?

Lawn fert? Really? I give that to my bananas.


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RE: Who uses Milorganite on their palms?

10-10-10 is a good generic slow release for lawn and garden. I broadcast that into my beds at the beginning and end of the season. It makes sense palms would benefit from it. Still curious about the Epsom salt.


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RE: Who uses Milorganite on their palms?

Need to be careful with high N fertilizers.....
very easy to burn Banana,EE leaves-etc.



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RE: Who uses Milorganite on their palms?

You cant let the high nitogen fertilizer stay in contact with leaves or rrots. You must wash iot down so its dilute. I give it to my bananas too.

I just sprinkle epson salt around the base of the palm and water it. I put it in the soil once or twice a year.


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